Should I get a Raspberry Pi or an Arduino?

Arduino or a Raspberry Pi?

Raspberry Pi or Arduino?
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The most frequent question open hardware guru and author of Raspberry Pi Hacks, Ruth Suehle, gets asked is: Should I get an Arduino or a Raspberry Pi? In her latest article, she answers that question by telling us more about the differences between the two boards, and their similiarities, plus what projects one is better for than the other.

"The Raspberry Pi is a computer. The Arduino is a microcontroller. They're both inexpensive boards, but if you want to reuse it in the future, you'll need to think about multiple projects as you're planning. And in the end? Maybe you'll decide you need them both!"

What do you think? Tell us which you prefer: Raspberry Pi or Arduino?

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